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Lancaster Monday 12th June 2017

Posted Monday, 12 June 2017, 12.38pm

Spring Lamb Numbers Still on the Increase at Lancaster

Spring Lambs

The weekly sale of Spring Lambs had the largest entry of the season, so far, with 816 forward selling to the continued strong trade. An overall market average of 234p/kg was achieved, in keeping with the national averages at the end of the previous week, especially with more lambs coming available on the market.

Best types of lambs are still easily selling in excess of the £100 mark with the trade topping at £109 for a pen of Texel lambs from JE & J Pye & Son of Quernmore. Beltex Lambs from AG Butler of Hambleton and PD Anderton of Scorton sold to £108. Top pence per kilo went to AG Butler of Hambleton selling to 263p/kg and S Wilson & Son of Scotforth selling to 261p/kg.

Prime Hoggs

Just a few in the market this week selling to a competitive trade with more needed next week to meet the demand of the upcoming festival.

Cast Sheep

The Cast Sheep trade remains good with all eagerly bid for. A Texel tup from JM & GM Livesey of Inskip sold to a top price of £131. Strongest cast ewes were selling in the nineties topping at £96 from DM Bargh of Heaton with Oxcliffe closely followed by a pen of Texels from AE Clarkson Ltd of Thurnham. Strong Mule ewes were regularly selling around the £70 mark with pens from DM Eames of Abbeystead selling to £70 and T & ME Longton and Son of Quernmore. Sheep will be required next week to meet the demand of the upcoming festival.

Top Prices:

SPRING LAMBS – TEX: £109 Gibsons Farm; £108 Longlands Farm; £108 Wyre Farm. BEL: £108 Park Farm Barn; £107 Burrow Heights Farm. SUFF: £104 Park Farm Barn; £104 Blackleach House Farm; £103 Maddison Avenue. DORS: £103 Beckside Barn. CHAR: £94.50 Burrow Heights Farm; £92.50 Springfield Farm.

PRIME HOGGS – SUFF: £80.50 Bradlow Farm; £75 Thornbush Farm. SWALE: £64 Sykes Farm; £57 Thornbush Farm.

CAST EWES – SUFF: £96 Bradlow Farm; £88 Ellers Farm; £85 Middle Lee Farm. TEX: £94 Cock Hall Farm; £86 Lyndale Farm; £82 Ellers Farm. MULE: £70 Middle Lee Farm; £70 Lee End Farm; £69 Ellers Farm.
CAST RAM – TEX: £131 Hodgkinson Farm.

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